1500-1857 North + West


Humayun's Tomb grid
This tomb, built in 1570, is of particular cultural significance as it was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent.

Humayun’s tomb






Attributed to Kashmir, detail of shawl of joined fragments, late 18th century, pashmina wool (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
For centuries, handwoven cloth from the Kashmir region of the Indian subcontinent has been revered for its exquisite softness and decorative surface patterns.

Cashmere shawls






The Taj Mahal
This huge white-marble mausoleum is recognized the world over for its splendor, symmetry, and stunning gardens.

The Taj Mahal